Awards and Achievements
Dubai Scholars Private School does not only provide remarkable education but it also recognizes it’s shining stars that have successfully achieved awards and gained recognition for their outstanding contribution to Dubai Scholars.
Dubai Scholars IGCSE scores strong results for another year:
Dubai Scholars (DS) has announced another year of outstanding IGCSE results by its students with exceptional performance by students in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Further Pure Maths. 90% of all students achieved an A, A* or B across all of the subjects tested.
Principal Frank Scarcelli says “Dubai Scholars’ students work hard and it shows in their results. Our entire team is very proud of their scores. In addition to these academic high results these students are exceptional for their participation in all activities at school, from afterschool clubs like film and drama/dance to robotics and charity projects. We couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Overall the results are significantly higher than the UK National Averages. Continuing our record for achievement at DS, our pass rate for this year is 100%. This is a reflection of the high standards and commitment set by our staff and students.
We are also very proud to announce 100% acceptance for our entire graduating class to internationally accredited universities such as University College London, University of Manchester, University College Dublin, University of Texas, and University of Indiana, among others.
Overall Academic Achievements
- 100% of students passed all exams taken
- 100% of students achieved A or A* in Chemistry
- 96% of students achieved A or A* in Mathematics
- 92% of students achieved A or A* in Physics
- 90% of students achieved A or A* in Further Pure Maths
- 85% of students achieved A or A* in History
- 90% of all students achieved A, A* or B results overall
- 75% of students achieved A, A* overall
- As per the IGCSE new grading system for English, 14 students have scored in the upper level of A* (9 is the highest score possible)
- A total of 217 students scored A* for all test taken
- A total of 350 students scored A and A* for all tests taken
|Name of School||Dubai Scholars Private School (DS)|
|No. of students in 2017-18 IGCSE cohort:||66|
|No. of students that passed||100%|
|% of grades A*||40%|
|% of grades A* – A||65%|
|% of grades A* – B||90%|
|Overall achievement %||NA|
|Highest grades achieved 2017-18||NA|
|Highest grades achieved 2016-17||NA|
|Highest number of grades by individual students||NA|
|University destinations||University College London, University of Manchester, University College Dublin, University of Texas, and University of Indiana, among others.|
Ignited Mind Lab Mental Math Competition 2018:
Students of Years 3 – 6 participated in the preliminary round of the Mental Math competition in school. Some of our students performed well to progress to the final round where they competed against students of their respective age groups from schools all over the U.A.E.
Dubai Scholars put up a tough competition to the other participating schools and many of our participating students were awarded Certificates of Merit and medals for their excellent performance.
Hearty congratulations to each of the participating students of our school. You have given your best. We are proud of you!
Children International Film Festival:
Students of Dubai Scholars shine at the Children International Film Festival 2018. The film was selected and Screened at VOX cinemas.
A moment of pride for our stars
Ryan Somiah from Year 6 won the award in the Best Actor Category.
Watch the film & celebrate the moment of success: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n7wixClh2mK–vzmCJVZclewXZBYF1lc/view
Du LaLiga HPC Team:
We feel proud to inform you that, Ahmed Salman 6D (Head Boy) of the primary phase & the Captain for the U12 boys Football team, has been selected for the DU LaLiga HPC Team in Dubai. He was scouted for selection trail during the DU FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP U12 category held in March 2018 in which our school team participated.
The Scouting was done by the (High Performance Centre) HPC LaLiga scouts throughout the 4 different zones of Al Ain, Northern Emirates, Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
LaLiga Academy UAE, the only scouting academy of its kind, will elevate youth football to professional levels. The Academy’s UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) certified coaches deliver the highest standard of Spanish football training to youth across the UAE. Training focuses on football technique, skills and fitness as players develop, preparing them for competitive matches, while guiding them to improve their physical, emotional and mental strength.
He will be trained at standards that will enable him to be scouted to play professional football at national and international clubs and academies. With LaLiga Academy, he will also have the opportunity to obtain a football scholarship to study at the best universities in the near future.
We wish him all the very best, and may he bring pride to Dubai Scholars.
Best Delegate Award:
Muhammad Toofail, Year 8 student won the Best Delegate Award in the recently held Model United Nation by the GEMS Wellington Academy. He had participated in the event from March 22nd to 24th 2018.
Winners of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation:
The winning team of Dubai Scholars gave an outstanding presentation for “Adidas”
DIDI provides an amazing opportunity for the students to apply their knowledge and their skills to a real-world situation.
Outstanding Pearson Learner Award
Congratulations to Annada Singh Rathore for attaining the ‘Highest Mark in the Middle East for Edexcel International GCSE English Language.
International Rope Skipping Championship
The students of Year 5 & 6 of Dubai Scholars Private School won a Silver medal at the International Rope Skipping Championship being held in Eger, Hungary.
International Kickboxing Championship
Many Congratulations to Prajwal Pancholi from 1 C class for winning a Gold medal at the International Kickboxing championship.
The competition was held on 3rd March 2017 and had participants from Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Egypt, Yemen, and many other gulf countries.
Prajwal in spite of being the youngest entrant succeeded to the first place after battling 3 knockout rounds.
International Benchmark Test (IBT) in the Middle East:
We congratulate Aarohi Pillai, ninth grade student who outshone and has beaten all her peers in the region and topped the International Benchmark Test (IBT) for Excellence in English in the Middle East.
Aarohi Pillai, scored 100 on 100 for her exemplary achievement in the IBT English language exam.
Asian School Hockey Championship:
We are proud to announce that UAE Hockey officials have selected 4 students from Dubai Scholars to be a part of UAE Inter-School National Hockey Team for the Asian School Hockey Championship at Bhopal, India. Congratulations!
1) Kartikeyan subramanyam-(11-B)
2) Salik Rushdy-(10-B )
3) Yash barot -(11-A)
4) Yash mehta – ( 11-B)
Big Read Competition:
Very pleased to announce that 2 students of our school secured first position in the Oxford Big Read Competition held this year. This was part of the ‘Joy of Reading Year.’
100 schools participated in the UAE, 9 schools won in total. Two of these positions were won by Dubai Scholars. The 2 students won in their respective year levels:
Sachelle Dsouza – Year 1
Sithumbdi Jayawardhana – Year 6
Mannat Datta a student of Year 6 stood 2nd in the Spelling Bee Competition held by MARS in Cresent School.
Shreyas Bhaumik won 2nd place in the Duty Free Golf Championship.
Situmdi Bhimasa a student of Year 6 gave a hair raising performance for the Breast Cancer Awareness Programme held in the school auditorium on Saturday, 22nd October, 2016.
Dance 2 Dance:
An inter-school dance competition was held on 21st October, 2016 at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium. This competition was judged by Bollywood celebrity choreographer, Mr. Raghav Juyal. Dubai Scholars stood 1st in both junior and senior categories. Our junior students also won the award for ‘Best Expressions’. Mr. Raghav was so enthralled by the performance that he joined the students on stage to dance with them.